Pull List Roundtable 11/9/2016 – Batman / TMNT Adventures #1, Invincible Iron Man #1, Mother Panic #1, Violent Love #1 & More!

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John Babos

12 new books and 1 new tpb this week.

  • A&A: Adventures of Archer & Armstrong #9 – This remains a fun, action-packed read on top of my read pile whenever it hits stands.
  • Action Comics #967 – The mysteries of a Lois and a Clark!
  • Deathstroke #6 – Enter Jericho!
  • Detective Comics #944 – The Victim Syndicate strikes as Batwing joins the team?
  • Doom Patrol #3 – Quirk fun.
  • Earth 2 Society #18 – I love the multiverse and am pleasantly surprised this nook is still being published with a more diverse Superman at the helm.
  • Flash #10 – Opal City’s Shade! Can a Starman be far behind?
  • Mother Panic #1 – No idea what this is about, but am sampling all the new debut issues from DC’s Young Animal.
  • New Super-Man #5 – A Chinese Justice League is just appealing and fun.
  • Red Hood & The Outlaws #4 – Another fun book with DC’s dark trinity.
  • Sandman Overture tpb – I have all the other Neil Gaiman Sandman trades; need this one to complete the collection.
  • Superwoman #4 – New 52 Superman and first Rebirth Superwoman haunt Lana Lang?
  • Wrath of the Eternal Warrior #13 – Sad to hear this book is ending.

Mike Maillaro

  • WWE: THEN NOW FOREVER #1 – Call me a glutton for punishment, but I pretty much always check out when they try to do WWE in comic book form. It rarely works out well, but I am hoping Boom can do some cool stuff here. It is by Dennis Hopeless, so that does me some hope that it won’t be garbage.
  • BATMAN/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES ADVENTURES #1 – I really loved the last Batman/TMNT crossover. This seems to be a crossover between the two cartoons, so I guess we will probably not get a direct sequel, which is kind of a shame, especially the terrific ending with Batman and Rafael coming to an understanding about who each other was. But, I am still really looking forward to this one either way.
  • AVENGERS #1.1 – Mark Waid And Barry Kitson telling stories set in the history of the Avengers? YES PLEASE! I typically look at this .1 issues skeptically, but I loved how the Amazing Spider-Man ones introduced Clash into continuity, and I except these to do something similar.
  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS #1 – While I did enjoy this series as part of Secret Wars, it just seems cruel to keep playing out this alternate reality thread as there are plenty of reader still bitter about Marvel’s editorial policy to make sure Spider-Man’s marriage never happened. I also imagine this book will be short lived like X-MEN ’92. If nothing else, Marvel needs to do an elseworlds like banner to keep this from confusing readers…
  • INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #1 – This book comes with quite a bit of probably undeserved PR baggage, between oversexualized covers and people annoyed that Tony Stark has been replaced by a 15-year old black girl. Personally, I have enjoyed a lot of Marvel’s new characters, so I am willing to give this one a look. I still think they probably should have done with Lila Rhodes instead of creating a whole new character, but that is just personal preference.
  • MOTHER PANIC #1 – Young Animal’s new book is set in Gotham City. The line has been a bit of a mixed bag at times, but still plenty here that interests me as a reader, so I will give it a shot. DOOM PATROL #3 also comes out this week.
  • BACK TO THE FUTURE #14 – Last issue introduced a real interesting question. Who is Marty McFly? When Marty changed history, he returned to a 1985 that he doesn’t recognize. His family is almost foreign to him. What would that do to a person, forced to play catch up in their own life? This is something I have thought about many times watching the Back to the Future movies, and I’m glad that someone is giving us some answers. The Flash TV series has been dealing with similar questions this season.
  • Alters #2
  • Shipwreck #2
  • Betty And Veronica #2
  • Action Comics #967
  • Batgirl And The Birds Of Prey #4
  • Detective Comics #944
  • Flash #10
  • Hal Jordan And The Green Lantern Corps #8
  • New Super-Man #5
  • Red Hood And The Outlaws #4
  • Scooby Apocalypse #7
  • Supergirl #3
  • Superwoman #4
  • Wonder Woman #10
  • Donald Duck #18
  • Star Trek Boldly Go #2 (Of 6)
  • All-New X-Men #15
  • Captain America Steve Rogers #7
  • Clone Conspiracy #2 (Of 5)
  • Daredevil #13
  • Gwenpool #8
  • Power Man And Iron Fist #10
  • Star Wars Poe Dameron #8
  • Uncanny Avengers #16
  • Uncanny X-Men #15
  • A&A The Adventures Of Archer And Armstrong #9
  • Wrath Of The Eternal Warrior #13

James Fulton

  • Black Panther: World of Wakanda #1 – It’s not a secret that I’m a big Black Panther fan (when he’s written correctly), and so I’m pretty excited about this series which looks into the expanded cast of the main title, and which features writing a pair of established writers who have never written comics before. That usually is a recipe for disappointment, but after seeing what Ta-Nehisi Coates has done with T’Challa, I want to see what Roxanne Gay and Yona Harvey have to say about the Midnight Angels and Zenzi.
  • Casanova: Acedia #7 – I’ll admit that I’ve lost all interest in the story this series tells, but I can’t imagine a day when I won’t want to buy a book by Fábio Moon and/or Gabriel Bá.
  • Deathstroke #6 & Detective Comics #944 – These are the two best titles that have come out of DC’s Rebirth, and I look forward to them both equally.
  • Fuse #23 – This arc has been nuts. I love this police procedural set on a large space station.
  • Mother Panic #1 – So far I have only been impressed with one Young Animal book (Shade the Changing Girl), and did not like the one issue of Faith by writer Jody Houser that I’ve read, but I’m a little curious about this title, which basically sounds like it has the same premise as Batwoman. Tommy Lee Edwards drawing this is likely to be the main reason I’ll buy it.

Phil Allen

  • Action Comics #967 – Glad to see we’ll be getting back to Super-Lex!
  • Batgirl and The Birds of Prey #4 – Are we finally going to meet Oracle?
  • Batman / TMNT Adventures #1 – Batman of ‘The Animated Series’ universe meets the Nickelodeon’s current TMNT! I’m a big fan of B:TAS so I’m glad to get anything I can.
  • Casanova: Acedia #7 – “Things get a little weird.” Now they get weird? Ha.
  • Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency: The Salmon of Doubt #2 – This series always manages to surprise me. This one definitely will get weird.
  • Gotham Academy: Second Semester #3 – Who is the witch at Gotham Academy? I can’t think of a witch in the Bat-verse, so must be a new original character. Another series that never disappoints.
  • James Bond #11 – I was starting to lose interest in this title, but I’ve been coming around after reading the last couple of issues. We’ll see where we go from here.
  • Mother Panic #1 – Just what Gotham needs, another traumatized youth exacting vengeance. Sounds a little like Batman meets Renato Jones, maybe?
  • The Fuse #23 – It’s all unfolding! This title is quickly becoming one of my favorite crime/mystery books.
  • Violent Love #1 – I’ve been on the fence about this one since it was released in Previews, but it sounds like an interesting enough premise so I’m willing to give it a shot.
  • Wonder Woman #10 – In “Year One” pt. 5, Diana finally meets the outside world!
  • Other issues I’m looking forward to:
  • Betty & Veronica #2
  • Detective Comics #944
  • Glitterbomb #3
  • Hal Jordan and The Green Lantern Corps #8
  • Lumberjanes / Gotham Academy #6
  • New Super-Man #5
  • Star Wars: Poe Dameron #8


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